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Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy: Trials, by Wayne Orchiston

By Wayne Orchiston

Dr. Orchiston is a most desirable authority almost about New Zealand astronomy, and listed here are the accrued papers of his fruitful reports during this sector, together with either these released a long time in the past and new fabric. The papers herein evaluation conventional Maori astronomy, research the looks of nautical astronomy practiced through cook dinner and his astronomers on their a number of stopovers in New Zealand in the course of their 3 voyagers to the South Seas, and likewise discover outstanding 19th century New Zealand observatories traditionally, from major telescopes now situated in New Zealand to neighborhood and overseas observations made through the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus and the 19th and 20th century preoccupation of latest Zealand beginner astronomers with comets and meteors.

New Zealand astronomy has a very wealthy background, extending from the Maori civilization in pre-European instances via to the years whilst explorers and navigators stumbled on the area, as much as pioneering study at the newly rising box of radio astronomy in the course of WWII and within the rapid post-war years. a whole survey of a overlooked yet wealthy nationwide astronomical heritage, this does the topic complete and finished justice.

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515 ..... 517 ..... 518 524 ..... 525 ..... 527 ..... 528 ..... 529 ..... 529 ..... 532 ..... 534 ..... 536 ..... 2 List of Figures Sporadic and meteor shower inclination versus path lengths (after McIntosh 1944: 197) . . . . . . A. 6-cm reflector and his new roll-off roof observatory (Orchiston collection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. 6-cm (14-in) reflector (Orchiston collection) . . . . . . . . The system of belts and zones on Jupiter . . . . Three of McIntosh’s full-disk drawings of Jupiter that he published in his newspaper columns.

7-cm Cooke refractor (after Crossley et al. 1879: 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... 304 ..... 305 ..... 306 ..... 308 ..... 309 ..... 316 ..... 318 ..... 320 ..... 323 ..... 325 ..... 325 ..... 326 328 ..... 330 ..... 331 ..... 332 ..... 16 xxxi Edward Crossley (after Ashbrook 1984: 311) . . . Plot of the way in which the aperture of the world’s largest refracting telescope changed during the nineteenth century. Triangles indicate Cooke telescopes and circles Alvan Clark telescopes.

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